No plans yet? Here are some more cool things to do this weekend in London. If you have tips we haven’t covered, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below… Taking a Eurostar soon? 23 ideas to have fun around St Pancras this way.
London off the beaten path
1. The Classic Car Show at Excel will feature 700 exceptional cars this week-end. Difficult to resist!
2. Sleep in a capsule hotel in London.
3. Giant, inflatable hearts have invaded London for the Fashion Week. Go and see the one in Covent Garden.
4. Celebrate the Chinese New Year on Trafalgar Square this Sunday: lion and dragons dances, parade, music, entertainment, calligraphy, food trucks…
5. Enjoy a free yoga lesson this Sunday at Lululemon (Old Spitalfields branch)
Culture and art in London
1. Not to be missed at the London Jewish Museum: designs produced by immigrants to this country, which changed our daily life.
2. Quentin Blake presents his latest work at the House of Illustration: charming drawings depict women avoiding or embracing Cupid’s arrow.
3. Visit the Natural History Museum’s little known spirit collections, archives rarely open to the public.
4. Have a look at Jorge Pado’s surprising sculptural lamps at Victoria Miro.
5. The Parliament now offers a Churchill themed guided tour.
2. Love pizza? Here are amazing places to indulge in London. One does a “Margarita Gelato Pizza Cake made with a brioche dough base and topped with basil-infused Fior di Latte gelato, a sweet tomato coulis ripple and garnished with candied basil leaves”. Wow.
3. Fall for Doughnut Time’s latest creation, a Chinese New Year doughnut: red glazed and decorated with edible gold leaf, a golden coin and a fortune cookie.
4. No way you can resist The Breakfast Club’s rainbow pancakes…
5. Love Spritz cocktails? Try the bergamot one at Fink’s Salt & Sweet.
London for families
1. The National Gallery will have family activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday: calligraphy, games, storytelling…
2. The National Maritime Museum too will welcome the year of the dog this Saturday: parade, giant floor garden, Chinese naval flag making…
3. Families can join fun activities at Kew Gardens, inspired by Thailand: dyeing fabric, discovering new flavours, trying the nation dress on…
4. At Kensington Palace, children can dress up as a Georgian and create royal masks.
5. Stop by the Science Museum this weekend to learn how to make extraordinary soap bubbles.